Relaxation Program

The Purpose

To offer the experience of relaxation through gentle and safe touch. Clients remain clothed and may receive treatment(s) in an ordinary armchair, a massage chair, or lying on a massage table. Up to six sessions may be offered to each client.

Mind/Body Awareness

Being able to quieten the mind and take slow breaths facilitates the muscles in the body to release tension and relax. This program helps clients to have an experience of calmness and stillness by reducing the stimulation of the nervous system. The body’s natural intelligence re-establishes harmony and balance which creates a sense of well-being.

Practitioners

Our Relaxation Program sessions are facilitated by volunteers who have receive Basic Hospice Training plus additional certificate preparation in various energy-based modalities such as Therapeutic Touch, Healing Touch, Healing Pathways, and Reiki. All volunteers have an awareness of the psychological and emotional stress experienced by those coping with illness and/or grief.

Who may benefit from this program?

  • Those who have a life-limiting illness
  • Those who are experiencing grief, anxiety, and/or are caregivers of a dying person
  • Those who are participants in one of the support groups offered by Chilliwack Hospice Society
  • Those are who are active volunteers at Chilliwack Hospice Society

Where is this given?

Cascade Hospice on McIntosh Avenue and Chilliwack Hospice Society on Vedder Road

Safety Protocols

Practitioners are fully-vaccinated for COVID-19 and clients are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 also. Currently, face masks must be worn by practitioners and clients.

Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.

Etty Hillesum

Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.

Etty Hillesum
Lucy Fraser
Lucy FraserDirector of Programs
Please call Lucy Fraser or Jennifer Dacre at (604) 795-4660 to assist you in scheduling an appointment.

Referrals to Chilliwack Hospice Society may be made by the patient, family, attending physician, social worker or health care provider. There is no cost for our services.